Cash

Measure Your Company's Way to Success

Successfully starting and running a business requires an owner to monitor the right numbers that show its health and warn of problems on the horizon.

How To Squeak By On $5 Million

For anyone having a hard time making ends meet on their income -- even millionaires -- there are ways that you can improve your financial condition.

Bank Shutdown Hammers Cyprus' Businesses

Banks across Cyprus remain locked Tuesday after financial authorities extended the country's bank closure, fearing worried depositors will rush to drain their accounts.

Living Without Credit Cards: She Made It Work, and You Can Too

Every time you make a plane reservation or rent a car or pay for concert tickets, you're asked to provide a credit card number. Liz Smiley provides a debit card number instead. Smiley has lived without a credit card for more than four years, and she doesn't miss it a bit.

Getting Paid in Cash? Don't End Up Like Lindsay Lohan

When you get paid in cash, your income is out of sight from the IRS. But as the sad case of tax scofflaw Lindsey Lohan shows, thinking that you can avoid the tax man is not a smart assumption. And while Lohan's issues are extreme, anyone who primarily does business in cash will face the same ones.

Some Whole Foods Stores Stop Accepting Paper Checks

If you're one of the many people planning to start using more paper checks to avoid incurring a monthly debit-card fee, think again. While many merchants continue to accept paper checks, some are moving in the opposite direction, among them national grocery store chain Whole Foods.

Is It Smart to Tap Retirement Funds to Buy a Home?

A 53-year-old woman got divorced in May, and now, she wants to relocate to a new city and buy a little bungalow for herself and her 100-pound dog. But with her low income, she's wondering whether her best bet to get that home is deplete her retirement savings and buy it with cash. Our experts weigh in.

How Much Cash You'd Need in Worst-Case Scenario

Imagine that the worst does happen again: A major attack. Chaos and disorder. Banks could be closed, ATMs down. Electricity could be out. Your credit cards? Suddenly useless. So how much money -- good old folding cash -- do you need to be able to put your hands on to get through the aftermath?

Could the U.S. Print Its Way Out of the Debt Crisis?

Everyone now knows the federal government is about to run up against its limit for borrowing money, but everyone also knows that governments can -- and do -- just print the stuff. Washington owns the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Could the way to sidestep this looming crisis be just making more money?

Why Is the U.S. Making Money Nobody Wants?

A billion dollars in unwanted American dollar coins sits in specially-made vaults the size of soccer fields in Texas and Baltimore and other undisclosed locations. But why are they just sitting there?